01/20/2014 AT 11:15 AM ET
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, consider yourselves warned.
“It’s a well-crafted joke, I can appreciate that,” he told Access Hollywood.
But now Clooney, 52, is ready for revenge.
“They have poked the bear with a stick. Oh, they have poked the bear,” he jokes. “I don’t want to scare Amy or Tina – I don’t want them to be afraid at all – but they’ve poked the bear.”
When questioned whether there is any validity to Fey’s funny commentary, Clooney says, “I think … I think that there is no defense. It was a really good joke.”
His final words of wisdom to anyone else thinking of pulling a prank on the veteran jokester? “Just remember, don’t poke the bear,” he says after vowing there will be “some pay back.”